What's new with WELS Parish Nursing:
Nurses in the WELS: A Gathering of Professionals
On October 24th the WELS Parish Nurses are hosting a Gathering meant for all WELS nurses and students at Wisconsin Lutheran College. The theme to guide our day is to "Always Be Prepared" taken from 1 Peter:3:15. Kathie Wendland will be our keynote speaker. "Nurses have unique opportunities and a unique calling to share the good news of Jesus Christ with people at a time in their lives when they’ll be most ready to listen. We have a hope in Christ which sustains us through all of life’s trials and struggles and we’re often put into the right place at the right time to share it. This presentation will be a Bible study with a lot of discussion and application as we ponder three sections of Scripture; from John 9, Jesus’ answer to why illness exists, from I Peter 3, the hope we have and the spirit in which we share it, and from Ephesians 6, getting dressed for work so you’re always ready. Be sure to bring your Bibles". After lunch, we'll spend time working on a choice of two service projects while we network and get to know one another! Come join us for worship in the beautiful WLC Chapel and a day of learning, networking and fellowship in Christ! Click Here for more information or to register.
First Parish Nurse Course begins!
An online continuing education parish nurse course was developed and offered this fall by Wisconsin Lutheran College for both the experienced RN and novice RN student offering an opportunity to learn of the Christian understanding of Parish Nursing and gather the tools needed to start or join a parish nurse ministry in your own congregation! Registration for this class is now closed. We have 14 nurses registered for this first class in 2015 and they are from WI, MN, MT, WY, FL, NV and Antigua! Prayerful consideration is being given to potential future offerings of the course. Let us know if you have any interest...It is never too early to begin planning for next year, both for us and for you in your own congregation. Please keep these nurses and their beginning parish nurse ministries in your prayers!
Click Here to view 2015 class syllabus.
Click Here to view the brochure developed and sent to the 2015 Synod Convention promoting the online Parish Nurse Course.
Click Here to view and download a letter from Director of Special Ministries, Pastor James Behringer to your Pastor when asking for your congregation's funding committment for a future course offering.
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"If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides,
so that in all things God may be praised through Christ Jesus."
1 Peter 4:11